What are they and how can they help a novice sailor ? Lets face it, sailing is a time consuming pass time. Unless you are employed in the marine industry, or have endless time on your hands, getting out on the water can be a challenge.
Organizing your work schedule to enable you to spend a weekend sailing and then to discover that the weather prevents you from untying the dock lines can be extremely frustrating. So what’s the answer ? Retire and become a professional boat bum? ….. Take the family on a sailing vacation every year ?..... Join a yacht club and be there every weekend looking for a ride ?..... All perfectly good options, I have done them all. However, today with the amount of sailing schools every where there are better alternatives. If you are serious about your sailing and want to advance quickly though the various sailing school programs, then you can ‘Fast track’…..this will definitely get you your sailing miles under your belt. However sailing is not just about Miles sailed, its about experience and respect for the sea. Something I’m afraid a ‘Fast track’ course can not offer.
Ultimately, the answer is practice, practice and more practice with a healthy dose of patience. Which brings us back to the question ‘Is there a short cut to all this ?’ On a normal yacht charter you cover a relatively short distance, spending a lot of time relaxing and swimming. With our Mile building cruises you will undertake qualifying passages for your ASA / RYA certificates. Distances of over 60nm non stop as well as night sails will be the order of the day. You will learn about sailing in a watch system, cooking at sea, and the fun of sailing in open waters. The trips have no official syllabus so you will be part of an active crew, working and living together.
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• The Yacht with all her Sailing and Safety equipment, also inclusive: Zodiac + Out board, snorkel & fishing gear ,etc
• Full time Captain /Instructor
• All linens and bathroom towels (beach towels not included)
• Full Breakfast, Full Lunch, Snacks, Sodas, Bottled Water
• All Fuel costs during your cruise, All fresh Water, Ice
• Harbour fees, Marina Fees, Local Taxes, Insurance
• Cleaning Fee at the end of the charter
WHAT IT DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRFARES.........EVENING MEALS ASHORE...........TRAVEL INSURANCE...
These types of trips are not exclusively for the novice sailor. Experienced sailors and the arm chair type can all benefit from this type of cruise.